Pattern of the Week

Each week a pattern will be chosen from the Turkey Red Collection of pattern books in the National Museums Scotland and showcased here.  Unless stated otherwise, each image is © National Museums Scotland, with kind permission of Coats Plc.

WEEK 52: Multicoloured pattern with cows and a carriage 

WEEK 52This is a detail from a large fabric sample which has a multicoloured pattern of flowers, parrots and, as you can see here, an ornate carriage being pulled by cows.  There is a mirror image of this motif on the other side of the fabric and in between is an image of a man riding an elephant.  It is likely that the two different design motifs could have been mixed and matched with other design elements.

It is not known which of the three Vale of Leven firms produced this pattern but it is from a pattern book which was in use in the 1860s and 1870s.

WEEK 1          WEEK 11          WEEK 21         WEEK 31         WEEK 41       WEEK 51

WEEK 2          WEEK 12         WEEK 22         WEEK 32          WEEK 42

WEEK 3          WEEK 13         WEEK 23         WEEK 33          WEEK 43

WEEK 4          WEEK 14         WEEK 24         WEEK 34          WEEK 44

WEEK 5          WEEK 15         WEEK 25         WEEK 35          WEEK 45

WEEK 6          WEEK 16         WEEK 26         WEEK 36          WEEK 46

WEEK 7          WEEK 17         WEEK 27         WEEK 37          WEEK 47

WEEK 8          WEEK 18         WEEK 28         WEEK 38          WEEK 48

WEEK 9          WEEK 19         WEEK 29         WEEK 39          WEEK 49

WEEK 10        WEEK 20         WEEK 30         WEEK 40          WEEK 50


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